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Episode 1213

Air Date: March 15, 1972
Previous Episode: 1212
Next Episode: 1214

Mister Rogers arrives with a cardboard oatmeal box with a loose button inside. Connecting the box to the button with a piece of string, he creates a homemade musical instrument. Sitting at the piano, Mister Rogers talks about angry feelings and sings I'm Angry. Returning to the instrument he made and feeling good, he goes on to sing It's Such a Good Feeling.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin talks with Henrietta Pussycat and Lady Elaine Fairchilde about X the Owl's attempt to convince King Friday to make a Neighborhood rule outlawing all bells. The King denies the request and X suggests that he will "do it his own way."

It is soon discovered that Henrietta's bell is missing. When questioned, X denies taking the bell but Lady Aberlin and Henrietta can hear it inside the tree. Knowing he is caught, X returns the bell. Lady Aberlin talks with X about his feelings of jealousy over Henrietta's babysitting duties assigned by the King and suggests that he ask King Friday for a special job of his own. Henrietta shows her appreciation for her friend by singing It's You I Like.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers sings a few lines of It's You I Like before taking his homemade instrument outside. Mrs. McFeely stops by and tries playing the instrument herself. After pouring some sand inside the box, Mrs. McFeely hangs the box over a piece of black paper. With sand pouring slowly through a small hole, she is able to make artistic designs on the paper.

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Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Betsy Nadas
Music Director: John Costa
Directed by Bob Walsh

Produced by Family Communications, Inc. in association with WQED, Pittsburgh
The people who gave the money to make this television visit are the people of The Sears Roebuck Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

© 1971 Family Communications, Inc.

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